Board Practice & Advisory

The highest level of your organisation deserves the highest level of resourcing expertise.

Overcoming recruitment hurdles is a speciality of ours at Green Park and our Board Practice really showcases that. By focusing exclusively on challenging areas such as timing, accuracy, equitability and transparency of process, we’re able to deliver accommodating solutions at the highest level.

But what does that mean? Quite simply, we understand that your unique business culture has to be fully understood and considered before it evolves. Our Board Practice members have the business expertise and people skills to not only direct the organisation to a more beneficial outcome but also represent the corporate and stakeholder needs and business strategy going forward.

Our Board Practice delivers solutions from the platform of a scientific, evidence-based approach to head-hunting, with a thoughtful and highly consultative approach to assignment due diligence, coupled with consideration for customer sensitivity and the enormous effect a senior level hire of this nature can have on any business.

When helping you recruit at board level (including NEDs), we understand your needs are individual as an entrepreneurial partner. We openly reject a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to board assessment, since every organisation has unique challenges, goals and priorities.

Discover a refreshing new way to recruit at this level with Green Park and you’ll get the confidentiality and security of a watertight process, coupled with the entrepreneurial flair and passion you need to find the right people for your most crucial roles. When we work on Board or NED mandates, our focus is on ‘action-orientated’ hires: people with the board level experience, attitude and passion to make a genuine and sustainable difference.

Track Record

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14536
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary on application

The Client
Our client is a successful and innovative charity, determined to build on its long history to improve lives and communities. They are looking for a superb, enterprising Chief Executive.

The Role
Working directly with a highly engaged Board of Trustees, the new Chief Executive will show initiative and flair in leading the charity towards their following ambitions: 1. They are proud to be a major landlord, providing housing for older people of limited means. They want to expand this role and hope to embark shortly on a project to build new almshouses. They also want to meet the needs of future generations and create housing which is connected to the wider community. 2. They invest their endowment capital and use the income to make grants to organisations meeting local needs. They want the funds to create the maximum sustainable impact: helping to build strong communities and tackle isolation and poverty. They are prepared to look for new and ground-breaking ways to invest in their area to create maximum benefit. The Chief Executive will lead and shape a small team to bring about imaginative investment in the community. You will have excellent influencing skills to engage with partners and other organisations in local government, and in the private and voluntary sectors.

The Ideal Candidate
Candidates must have experience of leading, developing innovative strategies and ensuring performance against agreed objectives. The most successful candidates will have the ability to take timely commercial decisions on large, complex and often sensitive projects, the ability to negotiate well through a changing process and the entrepreneurial flair to ensure the charity remains adaptable as well as effective. Experience of property development with multiple stakeholders, loan finance and local authority involvement would be highly desirable.

Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Retail Fashion Specialist
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14609
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1400 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering an established pan-European retailer through an exciting next stage on their journey and growth by appointing an Interim CIO - Retail Fashion Specialist to take control of a system implementation and upgrade across 300 stores, multi-country.

The Interim Assignment
This role will be pivotal in driving organisational technology decisions while delivering a bulky system implementation / upgrade predominantly within a Microsoft dynamics environment. However, it will involve a raft of legacy systems. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the board / senior leadership team and be responsible for agenda and delivery of the finished article. It will be an incredibly hands on assignment and involve European travel. In addition to this implementation and upgrade, you will also have oversight of the technology functions. You will be responsible for providing professional guidance on all aspects of IT operations to the IT management team whilst reporting measured information to the business on the status of all operational issues in a format appropriate to the audience.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned Interim CIO with change and retail fashion experience to see such an implementation through from ‘cradle to grave’. You will need to have proven experience within Microsoft dynamics as well as large multi-site fashion retailers, ideally multi-country.

*** We will not consider applications without multi-site retail exposure within a medium sized enterprise. ***

Interim Assistant Director, Adult Services & Safeguarding
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14488
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 - 9 months

The Client

Our client is a high performing London Borough with an ambitious agenda to drive through significant changes to deliver service improvements, address the Better Care Fund agenda and reducing spending in line with 2015 / 16 targets.

The Interim Assignment

As Interim Assistant Director of Adults, your primary focus will be on the day to day management of an £87m service area with approximately 1000 staff. Performance is strong, but there is an emphasis on delivering continuous improvement in front line service provision (particularly in learning disability services) and ensuring robust procedures are in place for adult safeguarding. Strong financial management expertise is a must.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Assistant Director of Adult Services & Safeguarding will without exception have significant second tier leadership experience in the management of high performing adult social care services. It is anticipated that candidates will have a social work qualification. Preference will be given to candidates who can be on site 5 days per week.

Category Director - Retail
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RF14445
Location:
London
Salary:
£100k - £120k per annum

The Client
Our client is a well-known retail operator with a number of recognisable and successful brands, which is looking to build its commercial strength, notably at Category Director level.

The Role
As part of its next phase of growth and in order to accomplish its ambitious plans, the Category Directors will deliver a strong product offering and strategy to maximise revenue and margin opportunities across the Group. You will be the driving force behind future trends and demands, assuming P&L responsibility for the commercial performance of each of the ranges. You will forecast, plan and implement effective buying strategies by category and channel, ensuring seasonal delivery of product ranges to deliver the right products at the right margin.

The Candidate
This is a fast paced, highly energetic environment where no two days are the same. The type of individual that excels here is self-motivated, but will also be motivating to all around them, able to perform the role of calming influence, demonstrating strategic thinking combined with a solution driven approach. The successful Category Directors will have experience of category management with substantial P&L responsibility, combined with the drive and hunger for growth and progression.

Director of External Affairs & Fundraising
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14397
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a major UK charity.

The Role
In order to keep making a difference each and every day, our client is undergoing a major transformation focusing on social action and volunteering programmes. The organisation is determined to remain relevant and responsive during these challenging times, which means growing its influence, impact and fundraising capability, while implementing increasingly effective, efficient business systems and sound infrastructure. None of its beneficiaries should be left behind. The Director of External Affairs & Fundraising will play an instrumental role in taking them to the next exciting stage of its journey as a highly respected social action charity with strong governance, known for the quality of its voice and action. The role will be crucial to its positioning as a UK charity and volunteering organisation of choice. Drawing on broad experience leading an incisive communications, external affairs and fundraising function, you will create the platform for CSV to engage productively with an increasingly wide range of cross-sector stakeholders, and improve the capacity to attract funds from diverse streams.

The Candidate
The Director of External Affairs & Fundraising will report to the Chief Executive and is accountable to trustees. You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and an understanding of the charity context. You will be an accomplished communicator, and be able to draw on direct experience of proactively driving organisational impact.

Selection Process
Interested candidates can apply with a CV below or for a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on csv@green-park.co.uk or on 020 7399 3993.To find out more about the role or selection process, please visit our microsite by clicking the link below: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/csv

Independent Chair
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
AB14434
Location:
South East
Salary:
Up to £600 per day, circa 20 working days per annum
Duration:
Three year term reviewed annually

The Client
Our client is a unitary authority wishing to appoint an Independent Chair to the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

The Role
Our client is looking for an outstanding individual with strong leadership and influencing skills and an impressive track record of chairing complex, multi-agency boards. You will bring drive, enthusiasm, focus and challenge to the role to progress our key strategic objective of ensuring the safety and welfare of children within the authority.

The Independent Chair
The successful candidate should be of sufficient standing and experience to command the support of all agencies. They will be an excellent communicator, with the presence, gravitas and ability to develop trust and respect of partners and to drive forward the ambitious work of the LSCB. Your background can be in a number of disciplines but you must be able to demonstrate a significant track record of operating at a senior level with a good understanding of safeguarding and a proven ability to work with a range of agencies, calling upon your personal authority and leadership skills. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th April

Interim Assistant Director, Adult Social Care Operations Transformation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14184
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough Adult Services Directorate undergoing significant and rapid transformation.

The role

Our client requires an interim Assistant Director - Adult Social Care Operations Transformation - who is fully versed in all aspects of running and transforming adult social care operations, with a proven focus and eye for detail in adult safeguarding. The service is undergoing major transformation at a rapid but sustainable pace and this interim manager will report to the Director and lead day to day operations with a wide ranging change management brief to deliver rapid and significant improvements to the service, in particular on adult safeguarding.

The candidate

It is absolutely essential that candidates applying for this Interim Assistant Director, Adult Social Care Operations Transformation role have a significant proven track record at AD or maybe Director level in both running adult care operations and delivering major service turnaround. With a focus on adult safeguarding, candidates must be able to evidence their ability to dig deep in to the detail of the service to understand where performance is poor. Given that this is an improvement role, candidates must be available to work in London five days per week. There is little or no provision for remote working in this role given the needs of the service.

Interim Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Europe
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14506
Location:
London
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering a household European high-street retailer who are embarking on a turnaround assignment, positioning themselves for leading growth throughout European markets.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Group CFO will be pivotal in driving strategy and implementation of road map. You will need to be a proven Chief Financial Officer from the high street with experience working in large store networks (300 +) across either fashion / apparel or general merchandise.

This organisation will be going through core business change involving process, streamlining and efficiency improvement. You will ideally have exposure of multiple European countries and be used to tight deadlines and reporting, this is a private equity backed assignment.

Your remit would be to assist the brand re-positioning, provide leadership to an established competent team growing profitability whilst displaying gravitas. This role is centred in London but requires frequent European travel.

The Interim Manager

This Interim Group CFO role would suit a well-rounded / experienced CFO from the high street, ideally within European experience however high profile UK will be suffice.

Please contact james.nash@green-park.co.uk for further information

Group HR Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
SW14415
Location:
Africa
Salary:
£90k - £120k per annum dependent on experience
Duration:
2 year fixed term contract

The Client
Our client is a leading food and drink manufacturer in Africa.

The Role
Our client is looking to recruit a robust and hands-on Group HR Director to join them for a fixed term 2 year contract with the remit to establish a stronger Human Resource function.

The Ideal Candidate
The successful Group HR Director will have experience of delivery within African emerging markets preferably within FMCG or manufacturing and a proven track record of building effective HR teams within businesses delivering circa $300m turnover.

Non-Executive Director (NED)
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
RR14485
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£46k per annum

The Client
Our client is an Assurance Society based in the Midlands.

The Chairman The successful Non-Executive Director (NED) – Audit Committee Chairman will possess the following skills and knowledge: • Qualified accountant with relevant knowledge of the insurance industry and the regulatory environment. • Up-to-date knowledge of modern accountancy techniques. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Excellent problem solving, business analysis and influencing skills. • Should have at least 8 years senior General Management experience in the UK in a medium to large sized, consumer products, manufacturing company, ideally a FTSE 250 Plc. • Have held a Chairman, CEO, MD or CFO position either at a Group or Local (UK) Board or Committee of Management level, or currently in a NED position as an Audit Chair. • Should have been a CFO in earlier career. For more information, please apply below or email ian.black@green-park.co.uk.

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